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Checking in from Wisconsin

Postby JD4010 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:09 am

Two weeks sober as of today. I'm determined to get that humongous monkey off my back this time!
"It was as solid as Grant's tomb, and 130 times as fast."
--Tom McCahill, describing the 1955 Chrysler 300
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Re: Checking in from Wisconsin

Postby strider » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:10 pm

Well done, JD. Keeping the monkey off your back is worth every second.
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Re: Checking in from Wisconsin

Postby JD4010 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:10 pm

Indeed. Thanks, Strider.
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Re: Checking in from Wisconsin

Postby PaigeB » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:12 pm

Hi from from you neighbor in Iowa! I make it up to Madison sometimes and hit a meeting at the club... can't recall the name right now, it is right off highway 151/61 though. :-)
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Re: Checking in from Wisconsin

Postby JD4010 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:19 pm

Hi Paige. Where are you in Iowa?

I grew up in far northwest Iowa, near Lake Okoboji.

Graduated from U of I, too.
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Re: Checking in from Wisconsin

Postby Lali » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:00 pm

I've never been to either place - but greetings from down South, ya'll - lol! :D

So what are you going to do differently this time to keep that monkey off your back?
Step 1: I can't
Step 2: He can
Step 3: I think I'll let him
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Re: Checking in from Wisconsin

Postby PaigeB » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:16 pm

Midwest Iowa - home of the Hawkeyes lol - actually in CR.
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Re: Checking in from Wisconsin

Postby JD4010 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:00 pm

A few of my college chums were from CR.

One thing I did to commemorate my latest sobriety was to grow a beard. I can keep it unless I take a drink--then I have to shave it off. And I really don't want to do that. :)

I had something very embarrassing happen two weeks ago. It was linked directly to my drinking. That convinced me that my life was going quickly to he!!. It's a long story that I may relate at some point. Or maybe not. Let's see...
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Re: Checking in from Wisconsin

Postby kenyal » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:38 pm

Wanted to say "hi" and welcome, JD...and congrats on making a change.
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Re: Checking in from Wisconsin

Postby JD4010 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:01 am

Thanks kenyal!
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Re: Checking in from Wisconsin

Postby Lali » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:38 am

JD4010 wrote:A few of my college chums were from CR.

One thing I did to commemorate my latest sobriety was to grow a beard. I can keep it unless I take a drink--then I have to shave it off. And I really don't want to do that. :)

I had something very embarrassing happen two weeks ago. It was linked directly to my drinking. That convinced me that my life was going quickly to he!!. It's a long story that I may relate at some point. Or maybe not. Let's see...


JD, I have done so many embarrassing things, including 2 DUIs. Yet that wasn't enough for me to decide to stay sober. I wanted to drink away those memories. We all have different bottoms though. When I got serious about not drinking, I got myself a sponsor who took me through the steps. And I got involved in service work. By really working the program and more importantly, living the program, I have been able to attain sobriety and get a few 24 hours under my belt. I can see by reading your posts in another forum that you are ready and willing to do what you have to do to attain sobriety.

Stick around because we stay sober together.

Now, about your story, I get the feeling you kinda want to put it out there and I would be interested in hearing it. Maybe you could share it in the Discussion forum. Thanks for reading this. :D
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